SC Business Review - Upcoming Guests
April 25, 2014
Part of South Carolina Suffers in the “Southern Crescent”
Our next guest says that the Southeastern United States could become a much more powerful economic engine if it could figure out a way to keep its best and brightest people from continuing to abandon its poverty-stricken rural communities. He says the affected areas combine to create a huge crescent-shaped region across the south that his organization refers to, in fact, as the Southern Crescent.
Mike Switzer interviews Andy Brack, president of The Center for a Better South.
April 28, 2014S.C. Business Update from John “Swampfox” Warner
A weekly update of the news, events and issues facing South Carolina's business community.
April 29, 2014Unemployed Tech Worker Reconfigures Success
A Navy veteran and Clemson University graduate, our next guest spent 11 years in the information technology field working with mainframe computers, and then he lost his job when the company he worked for migrated to a new network, eliminating his position. As he searched for jobs, he discovered that even with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, he needed to update his technical skills and certifications. He found some financial aid, enrolled at Greenville Technical College, and on the same day he graduated, he updated his LInkedIn profile, and within three hours, received a phone call for a job interview with a local company. Within 24 hours, he had two job interviews lined up.
Mike Switzer interviews Brian McClure, who is now with CompuCom, a contractor for BMW's North American headquarters in Greer, S.C.
April 30, 2014New Standardized License Application Helps Business
Getting a business up and running can be a daunting challenge. Getting financing, establishing a business plan and getting the necessary government licenses and permits can be very confusing. For businesses that have people working in multiple cities and counties, securing the needed business licenses can be especially time-consuming. To remedy this situation, our next guest's organization has collaborated with others around the state to create a standardized business license application, which she says makes the entire process much more business-friendly.
Mike Switzer interviews Reba Campbell, Deputy Executive Director of the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
May 01, 2014When Is the Right Time to Begin Taking Social Security?
As the Baby-Boomer generation continues to age, a larger and larger segment of the population is moving into the Social Security phase of their lives. And our next guest says they continue to be confused about when to start taking those distributions...62, 65, 67, 70?
Mike Switzer interviews Bryan Ballentine, a certified financial planner in Greenville, S.C.
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May 02, 2014South Carolina Economy Continues to Roll
South Carolina's economy continues to roll along in 2014. Joining us this morning to give us the details is the guy who compiles our state's economic statistics.
Mike Switzer interviews Joey von Nessen, with the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, and their Division of Research.